6 to 8 large jalapeño peppers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 pounds breakfast sausage, formed into 12 to 16 patties
1 pound bacon, sliced thin
1 stick (¼ pound) butter, melted
Willie Robertson’s Armadillo Eggs
If you’re using a grill, heat it to medium. If not, heat the oven to 400ºF. Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese. Mold sausage around each jalapeño half, making sure to cover the entire jalapeño. Wrap each “armadillo egg” with a slice of bacon.
Cook the eggs on an open grill until the sausage is cooked through and the bacon is crispy. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, then broil until the bacon is crispy.
Remove the eggs from the grill or oven and cover with melted butter.
Try this simple dish that is baked in a single tray and will feed the whole family this weekend.
900 g (2 lbs) floury potatoes, peeled
4 rashers smoked back bacon
25 g (1oz) butter
½ small onion, very finely chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1 level tbsp cornflour
200 ml (7 fl oz) dry white wine
200 g (7 oz) Gruyère cheese, rind removed and coarsely grated
200 g (7 oz) Emmental cheese, rind removed and coarsely grated
Freshly grated nutmeg
Cheesy fondue potatoes with bacon
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 12-15 minutes until tender. Drain, and when cool enough to handle, slice. Dry-fry the bacon for 3-4 minutes until crisp, then snip into strips with scissors. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and garlic, and cook over a low heat for 2-3 minutes until softened but not colored. In a small bowl mix the cornflour with 3 tablespoons of the wine until you have a creamy paste, then blend in the remaining wine and pour into the saucepan. Stir in both cheeses and grate over a little fresh nutmeg. Heat gently, whisking continuously until thick and creamy. Layer the potatoes, cheesy fondue and bacon into 2 small ovenproof dishes (or 1 large). Add another layer of each then bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.